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In the October 2011 issue, I wrote of the dramatic and highly effective efforts of a group of oilfield professionals to put out the raging fires in Kuwait set by the Iraqi army as it retreated from the country in the first Gulf War. Much to my delight, one of those professionals wrote me and provided more details on the magnificent effort. Much of what Pat O’Shaughnessy told me in his note were things only someone on the ground in Kuwait would know. It was fascinating. With Pat’s approval, I am including most of his notes on some little-known aspects of the efforts to quench the fires and cap the wells. I think you will find it fascinating.

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